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FESTIVAL MARQUEE 
Fri 23 Sept / 10.00
 / Schools  

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Ross Welford
INTO THE SIDEWAYS WORLD

Come and meet Ross Welford bestselling author of seven highly acclaimed page-turning novels including Time Travelling with a Hamster and The 1000 Year Old Boy. Into the Sideways World is his moving, funny, thrilling and adventured-filled new novel.

 

Ross will be in Jersey to introduce his latest book Into the Sideways World, talk about his inspirations and characters as well as putting his own magical spin on storytelling and leading a creative writing exercise that everyone can join in with! Ross is a former children's entertainer and his unique show has children talking about books long after he finishes his fast-paced and funny event.

When twelve-year-olds Willa and Manny hear of a mysterious animal prowling their town, they are determined to prove it is real. Following the creature into a cave one full moon, they are swept into an alternate, ideal, world – one where pollution and conflict have been conquered decades ago and even their own families seem happier.

But when they return, no one believes them. So, with a global war looming in their own world, their quest for proof of the Sideways World becomes ever-more urgent, in a nail-biting race against time. And Willa and Manny will have to make an impossible decision: because once you find a perfect world, can you ever leave it behind . . .?

 

Before writing full-time, Ross worked on many well-known shows including ITV’s This Morning with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan; Channel 4’s Big Breakfast and the long-running Pet Rescue.  Among many others, I also did a magic series for Sky, a three-part documentary in Spain for Channel 4, a celebrity chat show with Jimmy Tarbuck, a comedy clip-show, an anarchic late-night discussion programme, Bridezillas and a teenage reality show called Cruel Summer.